Baby Yoda — and 'The Mandalorian' — won an Emmy

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Even the Television Academy loves Baby Yoda.

Jon Favreau’s “The Mandalorian,” the Disney+ series that takes place five years after the 1983 “Return of the Jedi,” took home five trophies Wednesday during the third night of the Creative Emmys, including one for outstanding visual effects.

The show also racked up wins for outstanding cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour), outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation, outstanding sound editing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation, and outstanding production design for a narrative program (half-hour).

“The Mandalorian’s” Emmys are the first for Disney+ in the streaming service’s first year of eligibility.

The “Star Wars” spinoff is nominated for 15 Emmys in total, including outstanding character voice-over performance for Taika Waititi as IG-11 and outstanding guest actor in a drama series for Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon.

The show will also go up for Sunday night’s biggest award, outstanding drama series, against “Better Call Saul,” “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Killing Eve,” “Ozark,” “Stranger Things” and “Succession.”

Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” will premiere Oct. 30 with returning stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Esposito and Carl Weathers and introduce Rosario Dawson as fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano.


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